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Byline: Susan Tompor
The scam, like many, targeted seniors' pocketbooks. An e-mail, reportedly from the Social Security Administration, began floating around last month demanding that seniors turn over bank account information, credit card information and Social Security numbers.
The threat? If seniors didn't act soon, the bogus e-mail implied, they could lose their chance at getting a 3.3 percent cost-of-living raise in their monthly Social Security checks in 2007. And the scammers claimed that the seniors might even stop getting their checks for a while.
Talk about cold and calculating. But it's certainly worth talking about _ especially since the …